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Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 18:25

The Gift

The Gift: Of Maniacs and Fools and Other Such Gifts

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Dwight K. Nelson

Since 1983, Dwight Nelson has served as lead pastor of the Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University. He preaches on the “New Perceptions” telecast, teaches at the theological seminary and has written some books, including The Chosen. He and his wife, Karen, are blessed with two married children and 2 granddaughters.

Seven stages in the life-cycle of a prophet, some of them so human as to question the his/her divine calling, some of them so disturbing that only a fool would desire such a calling.
Saturday, September 11, 2010

More In This Series

08/28/2010
Two divine gifts sustained our Lord for 40 days on His way to that moment in sacred history that became the center of all time and eternity. What would happen if you and I dedicated 40 days centered on these two sustaining gifts?
09/04/2010
Seven chapters of salvation history, seven divine secrets until God himself “spilled the secret” through His chosen confidants. Should the world have expected any less at the end? Consider the revelation and full implications of a miner prophet’s major message.
10/02/2010
It happened long ago when a wedding party and a funeral train passed each other at a crossing that would never be forgotten. Could it be that two modern anniversaries have coincided with a result that will always be remembered?
10/23/2010
The amalgamation of two clashing world views of origins has given birth to a third which appeals to many modern minds, but must forget three biblical revelations to survive.
10/30/2010
“By their fruits you will know them,” He warned. Which makes all the more significant the three great passions of this particular prophetic gift, and the global fruits it has borne.
11/06/2010
Our third millennial skepticism to any claim that God called someone to the role of a modern prophet echoes Jesus’ own warning against false prophets. And yet, the Bible predicts a prophetic ministry in the end time. So, how’s a person to tell the true from the false?
11/13/2010
Plagiarist and usurper of Bible authority, or true messenger of God?
11/20/2010
When someone is called to a prophetic office, we can sometimes learn as much from what they personally experience as from what they overtly teach. Which is why some very profound lessons on how to survive, even thrive, at times of intense suffering are revealed in discovering how she related to hers.
12/04/2010
Last in the Series the Gift
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Pioneer Offering for March 6

The Church Operating Offering provides funding for church ministries, Sabbath School expense, staff salaries, utilities & janitorial, emergency assistance, public address system, repairs & maintenance, children's ministries, office equipment & supplies, insurance, publications, public relations, and our website.

If you benefit from any of the above-listed items, this fund would be an important one to include in your plan for faithful stewardship.  As important as keeping heat and light on in our homes is the necessity for doing the same for God’s house that we share.   And just as He is faithful to help us with the costs at home, He will help us to share in this responsibility.  Even when we have difficulties with finances at home, faithfulness to Him puts us in a position to be blessed.

Deuteronomy 8:11 - "And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the power to get wealth."

Philippians 4:19 - "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

-Stewardship Committee

Route 2 Raise

Route 2 Raise is an eight-week fundraising challenge that begins Feb. 21, 2021, and runs through April 16, 2021. You can participate by either donating a dollar or finding a sponsor to donate a dollar on your behalf for every mile. You accumulate mileage by wheelchair, walking, jogging, or running. The funds raised in this Route 2 Raise activity will go directly to the Student Life COVID-19 Emergency Fund, assisting Andrews students in need, with heating bills, food, and other necessities. We welcome everyone to participate, local or distant, student, faculty, and families. All are welcome as we promote health and support our fellow students! Additional information for details of how to give will be provided soon. 

See the University Faith App or www.andrews.edu/go/wellbeing

Devotional Resource

In this 2021 Devotional, Jesus Name Above All Names, Ellen White uses 840 names to introduce Jesus. Pioneer member, John Rorabeck, has prepared an index to this devotional that you might find useful.

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A Prayer for Our Servicepersons

"Father in Heaven, we ask Your grace and protection for Pioneer's servicepeople and those around the world who serve. Military service and war are part of life on planet earth. Give wisdom to our leaders and come soon to bring us eternal peace."